How to make Mini Tempered Idlis -

This spicy tempering poured over mini idlis make them super delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Parboiled rice (उकड़ा चावल), Split skinless black gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mini Tempered Idlis

Mini Tempered Idlis Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 8-10 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mini Tempered Idlis Recipe

  • Parboiled rice soaked for 2-3 hours 1 cup

  • Split skinless black gram soaked for 2-3 hours 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • For tempering

  • Oil 1 tablespo

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split skinless black gram 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Drain and grind the rice to a slightly coarse texture. Use water as required to make a batter of dropping consistency. Drain and grind the dal, sprinkling water as required to a smooth and spongy batter.

Step 2

Mix both the batters. Sprinkle salt and mix thoroughly in a whipping motion using your hand. Pour batter into a large vessel, close tightly with a lid and rest in a warm place overnight.

Step 3

Grease mini idli mould with oil. Pour a spoonful of fermented batter into each dent. Place idli stand in steamer. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or till idlis are done. Demould the idlis when slightly cooled and place in a bowl.

Step 4

To make tempering, heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when the seeds crackle, add black gram, curry leaves, asafoetida and crushed peppercorns. Mix and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5

Add tempering to idlis alongwith lemon juice, salt and chopped coriander. Toss to mix.

Step 6

Serve immediately.

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